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Tenn. City Creates New Position to Improve Fleet

The City of Oak Ridge, Tenn., is hiring a new streets and fleet maintenance manager in its Public Works Department to improve its fleet operations by focusing on broader fleet initiatives.

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GM Confirms Chevrolet Bolt EV Production

General Motors will build its Chevrolet Bolt battery-electric vehicle at the company's Orion Assembly facility near Detroit, confirmed GM North America President Alan Batey.

Terex Recalls Hi-Ranger Bucket Trucks

The action affects 305 vehicles that need a replacement platform rotate cylinder.

Photo of 2016 P.I. Utility courtesy of Ford.

Ford Updates P.I. Utility Pursuit-Rated SUV

Ford is introducing an updated Police Interceptor Utility for the 2016 model year with a more rugged, truck-like look and several new features requested by its Police Advisory Board of law enforcement officers and police fleet managers.

Photo of 2016 Chevrolet Equinox LTZ courtesy of GM.

GM Updates Equinox Compact SUV for 2016

General Motors' Chevrolet Equinox compact SUV gets a mid-cycle update for the 2016 model year that includes new styling, new available safety features, a larger color touchscreen, and standard rear-view camera for entry-level models.

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Audit: Va. Fleet Should Take Back Outsourced Work

The City of Richmond, Va., should work on improving its fleet operations and take back its partially outsourced fleet maintenance, the city auditor wrote in a January report.

Mobile Device Integration Powering Fleet Software Sales

Fleets are beginning to realize that using the power of the ever-present smartphone or tablet, whether the device belongs to the company or the employee brings a whole range of new possibilities, according to Chevin Fleet Solutions.

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Ram 1500 Named Best Full-Size Truck Value

U.S. News & World Report has named the 2015 Ram 1500 the Best Full -Size Truck for the Money.

Pa. County Auditing Fleet Maintenance Provider

The Allegheny County (Pa.) Controller’s Office will audit First Vehicle Services (FVS), the maintenance provider for county vehicles, beginning this week.

Photo of 2013 Chevrolet Tahoe courtesy of GM.

Domestic Cars Outperform Trucks in January Depreciation

Full-size cars finished January with the strongest retention value in a month that saw used vehicles depreciate 1.2 percent, according to Black Book's monthly report.

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Chevrolet Unveils Cargo-Oriented Special Edition Colorado

Chevrolet introduced its special edition 2015 Colorado pickup with accessories from the GearOn equipment catalog designed to add special equipment for securing larger cargo.

Photo of a Ventura waste-water vehicle equipped with Verizon Networkfleet's GPS system courtesy of City of Ventura.

Calif. City Adds More GPS Units to Fleet

The City of Ventura is adding 18 more GPS tracking units to its fleet to reduce idle time to achieve greater fuel efficiency and overall reduced exhaust emissions. So far, the city has installed 69 units in its vehicles.

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Senator Worries Vehicles Are Vulnerable to Hackers

New vehicles that have fully adopted Bluetooth and wireless internet technology leave themselves open to hackers, according to a new report from U.S. Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.).

Fleet Safety Video Tip: Sharing the Road With Snow Plows

Here is some timely advice from the Massachusetts Department of Transportation and a plow driver based in Iowa.

Average Diesel Price Posts First Weekly Gain Since November

The average cost of on-highway diesel has posted its first price increase so far this year, but remains well below the level from the same time a year ago.

Video: Ford Debuts Stability Control on 2015 Focus

Enhanced transitional stability technology, available on the 2015 model-year Focus, can help deliver better handling in highly dynamic driving maneuvers.

Photo of truck side guards courtesy of New York City.

NYC Adding Truck Side Guards to Protect Pedestrians, Cyclists

New York City will begin adding side guards to 240 of its medium-duty trucks that will prevent a pedestrian or cyclist from being caught under a vehicle during a collision, Mayor Bill de Blasio has announced.

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Drugged Driving on the Rise, NHTSA Says

Despite a drop in drunk driving, new NHTSA research finds that growing use of marijuana and prescription drugs is raising new safety concerns.

Nominations Open for 2015 Fleet Manager of the Year Award

Government Fleet magazine is now accepting nominations for the Public Sector Fleet Manager of the Year award. Any industry professional can nominate a fleet manager for this award.

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GM to Update Chevrolet Equinox Compact SUV for 2016

General Motors will update its Chevrolet Equinox compact SUV for the 2016 model year and unveil the new vehicles at the Chicago Auto Show on Feb. 12, the automaker announced.

Photo of existing SFFD ambulance via Wikipedia.

San Francisco to Reuse Bodies From New Ambulances

The San Francisco Fire Department has purchased 19 ambulances that allow the agency to remount the body onto a new chassis in the future rather than replacing the entire vehicle.

File photo.Philadelphia-based PECO's Terex XT55 hybrid bucket truck that had been supplied by Dueco in 2014.

Terex Corp. Acquires Dueco

Connecticut-based Terex Corp. has acquired the assets of Dueco, Inc., a Wisconsin company that sells and services utility trucks. Dueco is the distribution and service arm for Terex products in 17 states.

Wash. Utility Appoints Transportation Manager

Mark Stephens, CAFM, was recently appointed Transportation Services Manager for Snohomish County Public Utility District in Everett, Wash.

EPA fuel economy window sticker courtesy of Wikipedia.

Fuel Economy Improves for First Time Since August

The average fuel economy of new U.S. vehicles increased 0.3 mpg and logged the first improvement since August, according to the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute's monthly report.

Photo courtesy of City of Dublin.

Ohio City Fleet Opens Doors to Cub Scouts

The City of Dublin, Ohio, recently opened its doors to a local Cub Scouts group, providing seven second-graders a tour of its Fleet Management department.



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